Thus, Frank McGuire (Richard Roxburgh, effective), a grizzled hardass who has spent months in the Esa'ala Caves trying to find an elusive underground pipeline to the ocean, is described in passing as "the most respected explorer of our time." His younger, slicker fellow caver, Carl (Ioan Gruffudd), at one point takes a reckless swan dive off a cliff, spurring someone to point out, "Carl likes to play by his own rules
." And so he does, especially when a flash flood seals off the cave exit and traps the two men underground with Frank's neglected pretty-boy son, Josh (Rhys Wakefield); Carl's pretty, and pretty useless, g.f., Victoria (Alice Parkinson); and the unpromisingly named Crazy George (Dan Wyllie).
Mr Berlusconi is noted for his ability to play by his own rules
. A similar storm had arisen in New Delhi when the Didarganj Yakshi, a Mauryan era statue had been brought to Delhi and sent off for various festivals of India abroad during the Rajiv Gandhi era.